Nursing

Make a real difference in patients' lives.

 

Associate Degree Nursing - AS

1) Must complete a minimum of 6 different MnTC goals in Liberal Arts and Sciences

2) 1100 or higher Liberal Arts and Sciences courses required unless specified

Estimated Costs for this Major

Tuition/Fees:$13,306
Tools:$500
Books/Supplies:$1,600
Total:$15,406
PREREQUISITE
Acceptance to Associate Degree Nursing Program

Please review the program application packet carefully for admission requirements.
ADN Application Packet Acrobat

0 cr
 
GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Goal 4: Mathematics
Choose one Goal 4 course
3 cr
BIOL1226
Nutrition
This course covers basic principles of nutrition and their relationship to human health and normal biological function. Students are exposed to current trends in nutrition, behaviors typical of a positive nutritional lifestyle, and a lab like experience to evaluate their own nutritional status. Topics covered include an introduction to the nutrients, digestive function and metabolism, the role of physical activity, dietary standards, proper diet planning, and nutrition related diseases. (Meets MnTC Goals 2 & 3) (Prerequisite: none) (3 credits: 3 lecture/0 lab)

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3 cr
BIOL2515
Anatomy & Physiology I
Human Anatomy and Physiology I introduces the structure and function of the human body with an emphasis on normal health. This course includes a review of cellular biology, cellular transport, cell reproduction and basic biochemistry. Topics covered include tissues, the integumentary system, skeletal system, articulations, muscular system, and nervous system. (MnTC Goals 2 & 3) (Prerequisite: Recent High School Biology or NATS 0510 or equivalent) (4 credits: 3 lecture/1 lab)

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4 cr
BIOL2516
Anatomy & Physiology II
Human Anatomy and Physiology II continues the study of the human body from Human Anatomy and Physiology I. This course includes principles of chemistry, biochemistry, and molecular biology as they relate to the study of normal body function. Topics covered include the endocrine system, cardiovascular system, immune system, respiratory system, urinary system, digestive system, and reproductive systems. (MnTC Goals 2 & 3) (Prerequisite: Successful completion of BIOL2515 Anatomy & Physiology I) (4 credits: 3 lecture/1 lab)

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4 cr
BIOL2531
Microbiology
Microbiology explores the general characteristics, classification, and pathology of microscopic organisms. Fundamental aspects of microbial control, growth, reproduction, and metabolism, are explored with relation to the role they play in human health, disease, and immunity. Basic laboratory procedures, such as staining techniques, nutrient preparation, microbial isolation, and microorganism identification are introduced in the laboratory component of this course. (Fulfills MnTC goal 3) (Prerequisite: CHEM2518 or BIOL2512 or equivalent) (3 credits: 2 lecture/1 lab)

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3 cr
CHEM2518
General, Organic & Biochemistry I
This course is intended as a broad introduction to the basic principles of general, organic, and biochemistry. Atomic structure, radioactivity, ionic and covalent compounds, reactions, oxidation-reduction, solutions, acids and bases are covered through descriptive, theoretical, and laboratory topics. These principles are related to organic and biological chemistry throughout the course as it is a foundational course for students enrolled in the health related programs. However, this course is open to all students enrolled in any program. (Fulfills MnTC Goal 2 & 3) (Prerequisites: Recent High School Chemistry or CHEM0510 or equivalent) (4 credits: 3 lecture/1 lab)

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4 cr
ENGL1215
College Writing I
This course involves expository writing based on experience, direct observation, research and reading with emphasis on critical thinking skills, rhetorical strategies, and style. (Meets MnTC Goal 1) (Prerequisites: A minimum score of 78 on the Reading Comprehension portion of the ACCUPLACER basic skills test or a minimum score of 18 on the English subject area of the ACT test or successful completion of ENGL0528) (3 Credits: 3 lecture/0 lab)

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3 cr
PSYC1110
Introduction to Psychology
Psychology applies to everyone's personal and workplace daily life. In this course, you will be introduced to the history of psychology, consciousness, learning theories, memory, problem-solving, intelligence, motivation, life-span development, personality, abnormal psychology and therapy. (Fulfills MnTC Goal 5 & 7) (Prerequisite: none) (3 credits: 3 lecture/0 lab)

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3 cr
PSYC1115
Lifespan Development
Students will explore theories of human development to understand the connections and relationships of stages of growth from conception to late adulthood. Genetics; prenatal development and birth; physical, cognitive and psychosocial development from birth through late adulthood; and dying, death, and bereavement will be examined. (Fulfills MnTC Goals 5 and 7) (Prerequisite: none) (3 credits: 3 lecture/0 lab)

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3 cr
 
30 crs
TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS
NURS2701
Associate Nurse 1
This course is designed to introduce concepts within three domains: nursing, individual, and healthcare systems. Concepts related to Health Promotion and Maintenance, Psychosocial Integrity, Safe Effective Care Environment, and Physiological Integrity are introduced. Concepts related to Safe and Effective Care Environment, and Physiological Integrity are the main focus. Upon completion, students will be able to apply introductory theoretical concepts to professional nursing skills and clinical judgment for diverse patients throughout the life span. (4 credits: 4 lecture/0 lab)

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4 cr
NURS2702
Associate Nurse 1 Lab/Clinical
This course is designed to allow students to systematically integrate classroom theory with nursing laboratory and clinical settings to provide students basic knowledge to contribute to a nursing plan of care to promote maintain and restore optimal health to individuals in a long term care setting. Upon completion students will be able to actively participate in patient cares. (4 credits: 0 lecture/4 lab)

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4 cr
NURS2703
Associate Nurse 2
This course is designed to develop concepts within three domains: nursing, individual, and healthcare systems. Concepts related to Psychosocial Integrity are emphasized. Concepts related to Health Promotion and Maintenance focus on comprehensive assessment skills. Concepts related to Safe and Effective Care Environment, and Physiological Integrity are further developed. Upon completion, students will be able to apply theoretical concepts to the nursing process utilizing professional nursing skills and judgment for transitional care and patients experiencing altered mental health processes, mental health patients. (5 credits: 5 lecture/0 lab)

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5 cr
NURS2704
Associate Nurse 2 Lab/Clinical
Experience in the nursing lab and clinical setting will prove the student to learn, practice and demonstrate competency in performing a comprehensive assessment and apply nursing principles while caring for individuals with mental health issues. (4 credits: 0 lecture/4 lab/clinical)

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4 cr
NURS2705
Associate Nurse 3
This course is designed to synthesize concepts within three domain; nursing, individual, and healthcare systems. Concepts related to Health Promotion and Maintenance focus on development, reproduction, and sexuality. Concepts related to Safe and Effective Care Environment, Physiological Integrity, and Psychosocial Integrity continue to be developed. Upon completion, students will be able to integrate theoretical concepts with the nursing process utilizing professional nursing skills and judgment for acute and OB/Pediatric patients. (4 credits: 4 lecture/0 lab)

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4 cr
NURS2706
Associate Nurse 3 Lab/Clinical
This course is designed to provide multiple experiences in the nursing laboratory and clinical settings providing opportunities to learn, practice and demonstrate competency in a comprehensive assessment for inclusion in a nursing plan of care for individuals in rural and family health settings. (4 credits: 0 lecture/4 lab/clinical)

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4 cr
NURS2707
Associate Nurse 4
This course is designed to integrate advanced concepts within three domains, nursing, individual, and healthcare systems. Concepts related to Health Promotion and Maintenance, Safe and Effective Care Environment, Physiological Integrity, and Psychosocial Integrity focus on Nursing Leadership and Management of Care. Upon completion, students will be able to synthesize theoretical concepts with the nursing process utilizing professional nursing skills and judgment for diverse clients throughout the life span. (4 credits: 4 lecture/0 lab)

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4 cr
NURS2708
Associate Nurse 4 Clinical
This course is designed to provide multiple experiences in a variety of healthcare settings to demonstrate quality, individualized, entry-level professional nursing care. Upon completion, students will be able to synthesize theoretical concepts with entry-level clinical skills and judgments to provide consistent, health promoting care for diverse clients throughout the lifespan. (5 credits: 0 lecture/5 clinical)

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5 cr
 
34 crs

Total Credit Requirement - 64



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